Writer and environmentalist Lauren R. Stevens is a regular Eagle contributor.

snowy path

The view from the cabin site, stretching from Greylock to the Taconics, improves when the leaves are down.

Walking in winter presents two obstacles to most people, cold and snow/ice. The first requires thoughtful selection of clothing, the other thoughtful selection of location. The winter 2022-23 has been easy in both regards, few days below 20 degrees F and, until the beginning of March anyway, little snow.


Lauren R. Stevens is author of “50 Hikes in the Berkshires,” Countryman Press/W.W. Norton, 2016.